How to Schnickschnack in Germany

How to Schnickschnack in Germany

Gray Label grows like crazy in Germany. Which means we should pay visits more often, shouldn’t we! A few of our highly appreciated German retailers gave us advise: where to go and what to do…

Cologne - Köln

Lisa and Alex are the proud owners of Mini Tikki, a childrens concept store in Cologne.

They also just started a webshop:

To stay: one of the most prettiest location to sleep in Cologne.

To eat: a tasty pizza restaurant 485 grad.

To visit: Super cool experience with kids: the Lindt chocolate museum at the harbour.

To shop: the Belgium quarter with many pretty boutiques like “Schee” for interior stuff and cool prints.

 (Facebook: SCHEE)

(Barn Barn)

Therése Engström Bollweg is the proud owner of BARNBARN, a childrens concept store in Hamburg (also active as a webshop.) 

To stay: 25 Hours hotel (in Hafencity)


To eat: Friedrich Fett – Tour caterer from a Germany hip hop band – cool location, brillant and down to earth cusine and Off Club – a Tim Mälzer restaurant (Tim Mälzer learned toghether with Jamie Oliver so a bit the same cooking style), very relaxed, brillant service, fantastic food.

To visit: Hafencity – already now but also when the new concert hall is will be ready and Blankenese – the stair quarters – a bit like Övelgönne nestle in the hill – here ‘s also a very nice café – Luhmans – for a brunch on a Sunday. Blankeneser Landstrasse 29.

To shop: Sternschanze - for more independent shops & modern layout/assortment and Barnbarn (in the area of Othmarschen) of course J.


Constance Conrad und Pola Sirowatka are the proud owners of Rimini, a childrens concept store in Hannover (also active as a webshop).

To stay:

To eat: and

To shop: Oststadt, Listenmeile, Linden, Limmerstraße and Rimini shop of course!


(Rimini Shop)

To visit: and


(Greta + Bjørn) Kathi is the proud owner of Greta + Bjørn, a children ́s concept store in Prenzlauer Berg (you can find the webshop).

To stay: Look for flats on Airbnb – especially in Prenzlauer Berg. Airbnb gives you the opportunity to live like the locals do. When choosing an old building you can totally experience the East Berlin feeling.

(Prenzaluer Berg)

To eat: Akemi at Kollwitzplatz in Prenzlauer Berg

To shop: You have to check out Victoria met Albert and all the lovely Schnickschnack (that’s a German word for items you don ́t actually need, but somehow still do - you will understand after your visit).

To visit: Go to the Sunday Market at Boxhagener Platz – it will be a delicious experience for your belly.

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